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Old 05-28-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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Its a shame the ferries weren't running yet, good times can be had up at Inuvik. At least there wasn't snow on the South Canol Rd., I got caught in early season sep 16 '07 storm on it right out of Quiet Lake and thought I wouldn't make it more than once.

The paddle wheel graveyard was cool, props for running up Eagle, many don't, lots of in and outs up North.

You rode some great places, thanks for posting up your trip.

Made me think you where from Stillwater, Oklahoma home of Eskimo Joes
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:11 PM   #17
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Nice road report. I have enjoyed all the posts and wonderful views.

Now, it's time to rest, awwwwwww, zzzzzzzzzzzzz!

See ya next time you come thru.



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Old 05-31-2010, 05:28 PM   #18
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Fail

My Touratech Master Cylinder protection lasted 4 days on my last trip. This one lasted 9 days. It broke in the same place. Who else makes one?



The Mefo Super Explorer lasted 7,000+- miles
New is 17/32nd" Wear bars at 11/32nds" this one is at 4/32nds" It rained the last 100 miles and was a slippery son of a gun getting home.



My front TKC 80 usually lasts 9,500 miles. This one is about done at 7,000+- miles



Again my RotoPax Fuel carrier had problems. Last year a complete FAIL in every possible way. It was replaced free by RotoPax. This year I used Rok Straps to hold the cans on and the all-thread rod bent instead of snapped.


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Old 05-31-2010, 11:00 PM   #19
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Flyred, thanks for the great RR and follow up info. Alaska is often best early and late in the season. I was wondering if you had any other issues with your Rotopax fuel carriers... leakage etc? What exactly caused the all-thread to bend? They seem like a pretty cool way to carry extra fuel. Also, 50 mpg? I got about 34 my last fill up on my new 990R. Any pointers?



As a side note and slight 7500, about a month ago I had just hopped of an Alaska Airlines flight and was strolling through the Sea-Tac parking area on my way to pick up my new 990 from Mt. Baker Moto and spotted this:
Yours was the first KTM Adventure I had ever seen in person. It was an awesome way to start my trip!
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #20
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Welcome to the 990 world.
The RotoPax gear failed completely last year. A bad batch of seals that rotted from contact with gas. The mount itself uses a "propeller" that swings 90 degrees and holds down the can and can be stacked two high. Nice idea until you figure in heat expansion which snapped off the all thread rod.
Discussed in #14 on last years RR
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=prudhoe
This year I didn't use the propellers and just ROK strapped it down. But heat expansion flexed the cans unevenly and so the can stack pivoted as it grew causing the rod to bend.
Maybe the answer is to place the cans 180 out of phase so the swell cancels itself out.
RotoPax replaced everything for free and will be getting another call this week.
My gas mileage has always been better then the average 990. I use stock gearing and am easy on the throttle. I run at 3900 rpm+- which trues out at 65mph in 6th and I feel is the sweet spot on the LC8 motor. That RPM is at the bottom of the power band. Lots on tap if needed but not bogging. YMMV
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:06 AM   #21
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Sweet. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:50 PM   #22
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Finally home. This time to an empty apartment since my wife and I have been separated for a while now.Still no marching bands but at least this time there was cold beer in the fridge.

Fortunately we have our loyal bikes.
What would we do if we only had women?

I am myself divorced, but I more checking on the new Super Tenere coming to the States, or another KTM LC8, rather than tryinbg to hook up with yet another
creature, the whims of whom I won't even start to understand.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #23
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seeing ride reports like this are what got this particular nOOB into this whole hobby in the first place. the vast majority of people will not see what you have seen, and that makes each experience unique. I love the idea of it.

Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:09 PM   #24
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #25
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Bumped because I added a bunch of new pictures from a lost SD card
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